Schooldays.ie - Ireland's Online Resource for Parents & Teachers

Parenting & Education in Ireland

Schooldays.ie - Ireland's Online Resource for Parents & Teachers

Parenting & Education

× Home Parents Associations Contact Us
.
Log in Register Forgot password? ×

Galway Atlantaquaria, Salthill, Galway City.

As Ireland’s largest Native Species Aquarium, we are the perfect location for school tours and workshops based around Ireland’s marine environment and biodiversity, sustainability, environmental awareness, care and ecology investigation. We cater for students of all ages, with options available to pre-school, primary, secondary and third level educational needs.

Please note the Aquarium has implemented many protocols and policy to keep all visitors safe when visiting the Aquarium, see our COVID Safety Policy.


We are located on the seafront in Salthill, within easy access to parking, food service providers and habitats to explore.

Explore The Shore


Education Options


The Aquarium offers indoor and outdoor opportunities for students please contact us today and explore your options.

Grattan Beach Salthill


Secondary Level:

Leaving Certificate Seashore Ecology study, covering the ecology element of the Biology syllabus.
Junior Certificate Seashore Ecology studies covering the Coursework B Investigation of the Science Curriculum.
Tour of the aquarium with no extras (maximum 45 students)
Tour of the aquarium with the option of adding on a 30 minute workshop option of the following (Maximum 30 students):
Animal Anatomy Classroom Based
Marine Litter Classroom Based
Marine Litter Beach Based

Each add-on includes an option of online prep or Q&A with class through zoom before or after the visit.


For groups larger than 45 students, a self-guided option is available where guides will be situated at certain stations within the aquarium to answer any questions students may have.






Primary Level:

Tour of the aquarium with the option of adding on a 30 minute workshop option of the following (maximum 30 students):

#1 Animal Anatomy
#2 Marine Litter Workshop, based on materials and Environmental awareness and care -Classroom Based
#3 Marine Litter Workshop, based on materials and Environmental awareness and care - Beach Based
#4 Seashore Safari
#5 Maths on the Shore

Each add-on includes an option of online prep or Q&A with class through zoom before or after the visit


Tour of the aquarium with no extras (Maximum 45 students)







Virtual School Tours:

Did you know we have a new ‘Virtual Aquarium Tour’ available for schools?

Through 6 engaging episodes we investigate a range of themes from Freshwater Habitats to Ocean Connections and Care. Each episode has a quiz to test the learners knowledge at the end. Free accompanying worksheets are available covering a range of cross curricular links, helping students build on what they have learned. These are available in English and As Geailge.

For just €40 your class can have access to all 6 episodes for one month plus an online Q&A session with one of our Education Team.



The tour is ideally suited or children between 6- 14 years. Email info@nationalaquarium.ie to rent the serious for your class today or click on the link below.



Explore The Aquarium


Explore the Aquarium







All our staff are highly experienced in the delivery of education workshops and fieldwork, Garda vetted and trained in child protection policy & practice. All staff has completed COVID 19 Safety Workshops.

We are open daily from 10-5, and provide a host of indoor and outdoor activities all year round.

091 585 100

info@nationalaquarium.ie




;